Crispy, healthy and delicious, this baked oatmeal with apples will bring your mornings to life. Fresh apples, ground cinnamon and raisins will transform your ordinary oatmeal recipes – simply scrumptious! One of my favourite ways to start the day!
Baked Oatmeal with Apples
Lately, our weekday staple has been oatmeal and fresh fruit. It’s such a healthy and tasty way to start the day, and so easy! And one of our favourites is this recipe of baked oatmeal with apples!
Crunchy on top and soft inside, this baked oatmeal apples recipe will please the whole family. All you need to do is mix up a few simple ingredients and put them in the oven! I just love how this apples and oatmeal recipe fills your kitchen with the sweet baked aroma of apples, cinnamon and brown sugar! And while its cooking in the oven I go about preparing for the day – perfect!
The cinnamon, brown sugar, apple and oatmeal combination is a match made in heaven, especially when baked in the oven. It’s sure to bring joy to your loved ones around the breakfast table.
This healthy baked apples and oatmeal never disappoints. Read on!
About This Baked Apple Oatmeal Recipe
We just can’t seem to go past healthy oatmeal breakfast recipes recently. So I've been on a quest to find new ways to transform ordinary oatmeal recipes into something exciting.
I recently came across a traditional and comforting Amish baked oatmeal recipe created by Jenn Segal from once upon a chef. I tried it and loved the idea of putting fresh apples under the oatmeal to cook together. It allows baked oatmeals to get crispy while the apples are cooked to perfection - soft, tender and moist.
With that inspiration, I developed this apple cinnamon baked oatmeal using the same technique.
Why We Love This Apple Baked Oatmeal
Apple and baked oatmeal combined with cinnamon and brown sugar is a combo made for breakfast! And the best thing - it's quick and easy, but will excite the whole family with something new!
You just put the mixed ingredients on top of the diced fresh apples and put the whole apple and oatmeal mix into the oven to bake. Simple right?
Your oven warm baked apple oatmeal will be ready less than half an hour! While breakfast is baked in the oven, you can prepare for your day while the sweet apple cinnamon aroma fills the kitchen.
And this apple cinnamon baked oatmeal is a super healthy breakfast. It also happens to be undetectably vegan – it’s dairy free, egg free and gluten-free!
Ingredients for Baked Oatmeal with Apple
Rolle oats: I use gluten-free old fashioned oats from Bob's Red Mill. Quick oats and instant oats are not ideal for this recipe. If you need gluten free, make sure you use certified gluten-free oats.
Apple: Jenn suggests Honey Apple, but I tested with Fuji Apple and which worked well too! Naturally sweet apples work well but really, everyone has an apple preference so use your favourite.
Flax egg: As for a replacer to egg, I used flux egg which is made with ground flax seeds and spoonful water.
Coconut sugar or brown sugar goes very for this recipe. You can use maple syrup.
Milk: I tested with almond milk and oat milk. Soy milk will work too. You can use dairy milk too if preferred.
Cinnamon is a must. It elevates the baked apple and oats into warm, spicy, aromatic delight!
Coconut oil: I use plant based oil rather than butter. You can use any plant oil.
Let's Get Started!
Place the ground flax seeds and water into a large bowl. Set aside while you dice the apples.
Cut two medium size apples into about an inch each dice. Keep six sliced apples for a decoration to top on later.
If you’d like to keep the diced apple pieces from going brown, soak them in water, and add one drop of honey. Leave them soaking for 10 min. After removing them from the water, place on a baking dish.
Then mix the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and place them on top of the diced apples. Place the set aside sliced apples and nuts on top. Put the baking dish in the preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes!
That's it – your Baked Oatmeal with Apples are ready. Serve immediately for a delicious family breakfast!
Tips for Healthy Baked Apple Oatmeal
Can you make it ahead of the time?
Yes! This Baked Oatmeal with Apple can be made a day in advance. Mix up all the ingredients apart from the apples in a large bowl and keep it in the fridge. The next day just place the mix on top of diced apples and bake in a preheated oven.
How to store baked oatmeal with apples
First, slice the baked oatmeal, and let it cool down. Transfer it into an airtight container or cover each with wrapping film. Keep in the fridge for four days.
Heat up with the oven or the microwave before you enjoy. Transfer them into a baking plate and cover with foil. Leave them in the 350 F oven for 20 minutes. Or leave one slice in the microwave for one minute.
When ready to eat, transfer it into a baking tray and cover with foil. Leave them in a 350 F oven for 20 minutes. Or heat up in the microwave for one minute.
More recipes for oatmeal:
Baked Blueberry Oatmeal
1-Bowl Apple Baked Oatmeal
- 2 apples (medium size)
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
- ½ cup coconut sugar (cane sugar or maple syrup)
- ⅛ tablespoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¾ cup milk (I used almond milk)
- 1 cup rolled oats (old fashioned oats)
- 1 cup walnuts
- ½ cup raisin
- Preheat oven to 350 degree F (176 C) and grease a baking dish with oil or line with baking paper.
- Make flax egg by mixing ground flax seeds with water in a large bowl. Set aside while you cut the apples. Set aside.
- Cut the apples into pieces about 1 inch thick. Place them onto the baking dish. Keep six pieces aside to place on top.*
- In a large bowl, combine coconut sugar, melted coconut oil, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and milk. Mix them up with a whisk.
- Once combined, add raisins, half of the walnuts and oats. Combine all the ingredients evenly and place the mix on top of the diced apples. Decorate with sliced apples and some walnuts as topping.
- Cook the oatmeal mix in a preheated oven for 35 minutes. Make sure that the surface is not burnt. Check it out just before 30 minutes. If it's getting burnt, cover it with foil. That's it! Ready to serve. Enjoy!!